Friday, July 5, 2019

Tall and Preppy Four-Year Anniversary: Letter to my Younger Self

Dear Elizabeth, 
When you started Tall and Preppy, you were going into your senior year of high school. It was a scary yet exciting time. You loved high school and were afraid to leave the comfort of your routine and the house you had lived in for the past 17-years, but you were excited for a change. You will be happy to know that you met some of your best friends in high school and the good friends will continue to be in your life for a very long time after you leave home and move to North Carolina. You are so excited to go to college, but you are so nervous for the next chapter in your life. You will soon find out that college is so much better than high school and you will have the best years of your life!
Four years later, you will later find yourself in the same situation that you were in when you started your blog, going into your senior year of school and graduating. Both times are scary yet exciting.
You will fall in love with your university even though you were a bit skeptical at first.
You have never liked change, but it comes easier to you over time.
You will mature in more ways than you can describe.
You will learn to not get involved in drama.
You will learn to be nice to everyone, even if you do not like them.
You will figure out your passions, your strengths and your weaknesses a little more each day.
You will learn that college is way different than high school and it is okay to not be a complete overachiever and take 17 hours of credits your first semester.
You will meet some amazing people in college.
You will see that being social is fun and going outside your comfort zone is important!
You will see that it is okay to eat breakfast and lunch alone!
You are going to have so much fun meeting new people and experiencing new ideas! Embrace it all and enjoy it!
You will see that rejection sucks and always will, but you will believe a little more every day that everything happens for a reason.
You will learn that there are more good people in the world than bad.
You will learn that you have to be flexible but there is nothing wrong about having a plan whether that be in life or while on a trip.
You will quickly realize that you are going to have to kiss a lot of toads to find your prince.
You will fall in love with France and Europe even more than you already did.
You will become braver every day.
Cliché- but remember to learn from your mistakes and analyze how to not do the same ones again in the future.
You are going to find a workout or workouts that you love, and you are going to stick to them.
You will also learn that life is too short to not eat dessert, pasta and bread. And you are just as beautiful as you were before you ate all the carbs and sweets, as well as after.
You do not always have to say yes to everything but remember to have a little fun every day.
You will learn to not be afraid of people who will make fun of you and laugh at you. Be confident and do not care about what people think! It sounds impossible, but I promise it gets easier over time.

Finally, make sure you call you parents and grandparents and the rest of your family.
Do not give up on your dreams whatever they are.
Continue to be true to yourself.
Listen to your heart and your head.

You are going to turn out to be a wonderful, successful and strong woman.

Life is not always easy or fair but every mistake or disappointment that happens in your life will only make you stronger.

You got this!



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